Hi There!

Iā€™m Cherlyn (rhymes with Berlin), so nice to internet meet you! I am a full time documentary wedding photographer based in Oakland, California. But do travel all over to photograph couples worldwide.

I'm totally a hugger and would call myself an introvert-extrovert. I tend to ramble and talk too much when I get nervous too. I like to think that I see things differently and find magic in what most may see as ordinary. I aim to not just photograph your wedding day as unobtrusively as possible, but be as helpful as I can be by going above and beyond too, while still delivering all the feels in images of your day.

So, if you like the quirky things in life and are always up for an adventure, then I think we'd hit it off! High five!

Want to know more random things? Fine . . .

I was born in the Philippines, and came to the U.S. when I was 4.5 years old. (Halves are really important.) I grew up all over the Los Angeles area, went to college in Santa Cruz and lived in San Francisco for a decade before calling Oakland home.  We do travel to Los Angeles a lot. Like, a lot a lot. (Yes, I was raised in the valley.) I love coffee, a diet coke once in awhile and a good old fashioned cocktail. I have an affinity for tattoos because just like photographs, they tell a story (and yes, I do have a few). I love sushi & tacos trucks. And most importantly - I never take myself too seriously and happen to tell terrible corny jokes (I get that from my mom - whom I lost when I was 32 weeks pregnant).

Ok, enough about me, what about you? What's your story, morning glory? I'd love to hear all about you & your love!